In our 21st century, irreversible evolutions will shake and redraw the arts’ landscape even more. In our globalised universe, all cultural expressions are permeated by each other. Classical music merges with jazz, pop and world music. Europe will disappear as a cultural leader. Music from the far and nearby past is very much alive. Contemporary music is how it has always been and should always be: innovative, shocking and directive. This ‘clash of cultures’ provides dynamics never seen before and a whirling, ominous yet amazing future.
The chamber choir Aquarius embraces this age and participates in this exciting, confusing and gaudy shift, where old and new, classical and popular, sacred and secular, progressive and conservative are combined.
Founded in 1995 under the name of Goeyvaerts Consort, since 2007 as Aquarius, this ensemble has expanded its vision is to embrace all forms of contemporary music in a global musical offering that rises above all categories and specialities. We have already given hundreds of concerts, home and abroad, and produced 15 CDs and DVDs. Aquarius was founded and is currently conducted by Marc Michael De Smet, a fervent defender of contemporary and Flemish music.